# Question:how to obtain a more explicit solution from Maple to this ODE?

## Question:how to obtain a more explicit solution from Maple to this ODE?

Maple 2020

I was checking my solution against Maple. Maple gives solution with integral and RootOf. I am not able to simplify it to better compare.

```restart;
ode:=y(x)=ln(cos(diff(y(x),x)))+diff(y(x),x)*tan(diff(y(x),x));
sol:=dsolve(ode);
```

It is the second solution above I want to simplify/evaluate. So I tried

```restart;
ode:=y(x)=ln(cos(diff(y(x),x)))+diff(y(x),x)*tan(diff(y(x),x));
sol:=dsolve(ode);
sol:=[sol][2];
DEtools:-remove_RootOf(sol)
```

But this did nothing. Then I tried adding useint in the dsolve command

```restart;
ode:=y(x)=ln(cos(diff(y(x),x)))+diff(y(x),x)*tan(diff(y(x),x));
sol:=dsolve(ode,useint);
```

But this also kept the integral there. Then I tried eval

```restart;
ode:=y(x)=ln(cos(diff(y(x),x)))+diff(y(x),x)*tan(diff(y(x),x));
sol:=[dsolve(ode,'explicit')];
eval(sol[2])
```

The solution I obtained is

`y(x) = -ln(_C1^2 - 2*_C1*x + x^2 + 1)/2 + ((-2*x + 2*_C1)*arctan(-x + _C1))/2`

Which does verify to zero OK using odetest.

Any suggestions/tricks to use to get an more explicit solution from Maple I am overlooking?

Maple 2020.1 , Physics 724

I can post/attach my full solution if needed.

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